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Jaimie Troyal Shores, M.D.

Clinical Director, Hand/Arm Transplant Program, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center
Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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  • Clinical Director, Hand/Arm Transplant Program, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center
  • Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-9466

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0407

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600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-550-0407


Arthritis, Arthritis of the Fingers, Arthritis of the Hand, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Congenital Hand Anomalies , Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Distal Radius Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Hand and Peripheral Nerve Conditions, Hand Fractures, Hand Reconstruction, Hand Surgery, Hand Transplant, Limb Salvage Surgery, Microsurgery/Microsurgical Reconstruction , Microvascular Free Flap Surgery, Microvascular Reconstruction, Peripheral Nerve Repair and Reconstruction, Plastic Surgery, Polydactyly (extra fingers), Reconstruction of the Limbs and Trunk, Soft Tissue and Tendon Injuries of the Hand and Fingers, Syndactyly-Webbed Fingers, Tendinitis of the Hand, Fingers, and Wrist, Trigger Finger, Upper Extremity Reconstruction , Wrist Fracture

Research Interests

Novel immunosuppression protocols during composite tissue allotransplantation; Nerve Repair; Nerve regeneration in hand transplantation; Peripheral Nerve Regeneration; Kinomatics after Complex Injury


Dr. Jaimie T. Shores is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Shores co-founded the Hand/Arm Transplant Program – a component of the John Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center’s Reconstructive Transplant Program – and serves as its clinical director. In addition to hand transplantation, Dr. Shores performs general plastic and reconstructive surgery, specializing in surgery and microsurgery of the hands and upper extremities.

He is an expert on treating fractures of the forearms, wrists and hands, as well as vascular, tendon, and nerve injuries and conditions. He also treats patients with a range of hand and arm conditions, including carpel tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and arthritis.

Dr. Shores earned his medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He completed a plastic surgery residency at California’s Loma Linda University Medical Center, as well as a fellowship in hand surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Prior to joining the Hopkins faculty in 2011, Dr. Shores was a core member of the Hand Transplant Program at the University of Pittsburgh.

There he served as a co-investigator of a clinical study of a novel immunomodulation protocol for hand allotransplantation. This study led to the nation’s first bilateral hand transplant and first arm transplant – and the most hands transplanted in the U.S.

American Board of Plastic Surgery-certified in surgery of the hand and plastic surgery, Dr. Shores also holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in the subspecialty of hand surgery. more

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Dr. Jaimie Shores is the clinical director of hand transplantation in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Shores treats a variety of hand conditions including carpal tunnel, trigger finger, arthritis, and Dupuytren's contracture.

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  • Education +


    • University of New Mexico School of Medicine / MD (2002)


    • Loma Linda University School of Medicine / Plastic Surgery (2008)


    • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center / Hand Surgery (2009)


    • American Board of Plastic Surgery / Plastic Surgery (2010)
    • American Board of Plastic Surgery / Surgery of the Hand (2011)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Stem cell-based approaches to improve nerve regeneration: potential implications for reconstructive transplantation? Khalifian S, Sarhane KA, Tammia M, Ibrahim Z, Mao HQ, Cooney DS, Shores JT, Lee WP, Brandacher G. Arch Immunol Ther Exp (Warsz). 2015 Feb;63(1):15-30.

    Hand and Upper Extremity Transplantation: An Update of Outcomes in the Worldwide Experience. Shores JT, Brandacher G, Lee WA. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Nov 14.

    Ancillary procedures necessary for translational research in experimental craniomaxillofacial surgery. Al-Rakan M, Shores JT, Bonawitz S, Santiago G, Christensen JM, Grant G, Murphy RJ, Basafa E, Armand M, Otovic P, Eller S, Brandacher G, Gordon CR. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Nov;25(6):2043-50.

    Myxofibrosarcoma with associated mycobacterium infection. Chen S, Mattei P, Berlil JU, Shores J. Eplasty 2014 Jun 7.

    The Misuse of the Terminology "Standard of Care" Hampers Innovations in Surgery. Shores JT, Javed AA, Brandacher G, Lee WPA. Annals of Surgery 2014 May 21 (Epub ahead of print)

    Utilizing the Dorsal, Cavernosal and External Pudendal Arteries for Penile Transplantation: Technical Considerations and Perfusion Territories. Tuffaha SH, Sacks JM, Shores JT, Brandacher G, Lee WP, Cooney DS, Redett RJ. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print]

    Establishing Cephalometric Landmarks for the Translational Study of Le Fort-based Facial Transplantation in Swine: Enhanced applications using computer-assisted surgery and custom cutting guides. Santiago GF, Susarla SM, Al Rakan M, Coon D, Rada EM, Sarhane K, Shores JT, Bonawitz SC, Cooney D, Sacks J, Murphy RJ, Fishman EK, Brandacher G, Lee WA, Liacouras P, Grant G, Armand M, Gordon CR. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 May; 133(5):1138-51.

    Forearm transplantation osteosynthesis using modified ulnar shortening osteotomy technique. Higgins JP, Shores JT, Katz RD, Lee WP, Wolock BS. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Jan;39(1):134-42.

    Above-elbow (supracondylar) arm transplantation: clinical considerations and surgical technique. Shores JT, Higgins JP, Lee WP. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2013 Dec;17(4):221-7.

    A modified heterotopic swine hind limb transplant model for translational vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) research. Ibrahim Z, Cooney DS, Shores JT, Sacks JM, Wimmers

    Book Chapters, Monographs

    1. Brandacher G, Shores JT, Gordon CR, Cooney DS, and WPA Lee. Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) Transplantation Procedure and Surgical Technique. In Textbook of Organ Transplantation (Ed: Kirk AD, Co-Ed’s: Knechtle SJ, Larsen CP, Madsen JC, Pearson TC, Webber SA ). Wiley-Balckwell 2014.
    1. Pinsky BA and Shores JT. Congenital Hand Anomalies. In Current Reconstructive Surgery (Eds Serletti JM, Taub PJ, Wu LC, Slutsky DJ). McGraw Hill, 2012.
    1. Lee WP and Shores JT. Fingertip injuries. In Hand Surgery Update V (Eds Chung KC, Murray PM). American Society for Surgery of the Hand: Rosemont, IL. 2011.
    1. Shores JT, Lee WP. Chapters 79-82, 91 in Decision making in plastic surgery (Eds Marsh JL, Perlyn CA). Quality Medical Pub: St. Louis, Mo. 2010.
    1. Shores JT, Gabriel A, Gupta S. Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. In Procedures in Reconstructive Surgery: General Reconstructive Surgery (Eds Evans G, Wirth G). Saunders Press. 2008.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +

    Courses and Syllabi

    Soft Tissue Coverage of the Upper Extremity
    Instructional Course
    ASSH Comprehensive Review of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery 2014. Chicago, IL
    2014 - 2014

    Chemical Injuries and Frostbite

    Chemical Injuries and Frostbite, Chicago, IL
    Instructional Course
    2013 - 2013

    Soft tissue coverage of the upper Extremity

    Chemical Injuries and Frostbite, Chicago, IL
    Instructional Course

    Nerve Physiology, injury, and repair, Chicago, IL
    Instructional Course

    Management of Common Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Compressive Neuropathies
    3rd Annual Spinal Disorders: Updates in Diagnosis and Management
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Turner Auditorium, Baltimore, MD

    Common congenital hand problems
    Department of Pediatrics faculty CME lectures
    Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

    Instructional Course # 21: Post-traumatic Finger Deformity, extensor tendon deformities of the finger
    63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand

  • Activities & Honors +


    • Dean's List, New Mexico Military Institute, 1992 - 1993
    • Matchin Award- Cadet-of-the-year award, New Mexico Military Institute, 1992 - 1993
    • Phi Beta Kappa, University of New Mexico, 1996
    • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2001
    • Thelma Evans Endowment Research Scholar Award, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 2001
    • Frank R Rogers, MD, MBA, Academic Achievement Award, Loma Linda University, 2003 - 2008
    • ASSH Young Leaders Program, 2010
    • Hot Springs High School Graduation Commencement Address: Truth or Consequences, 2013


    • American Association for Hand Surgery
    • American College of Surgeons


    • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
    • American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation
    • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Videos & Media +


    Bilateral Arm Transplant Press Conference Patient/Doctor Q&A

    In December 2012, a surgical team led by Johns Hopkins physicians performed The Johns Hopkins Hospital's first bilateral arm transplant on a 26-year-old U.S. soldier who lost all four limbs in the Iraq war.

    Bilateral Arm Transplant Press Conference Highlights

    Lectures and Presentations

    Duputren disease
    Update , 74th Annual Meeting , Baltimore
    Maryland Orthopaedic Association

    A Prospective Multi-Center Registry of Peripheral Nerve Injuries Associated with Upper and Lower Extremity Orthopedic Trauma.
    Clinical Paper Session 15: Hand Trauma , 69th Annual Meeting , Boston (09/18/2014)

    How To Do A Hand Transplant: From Patient Selection to Operative Execution
    Instructional Course , 69th Annual Meeting , Boston (09/20/2014)

    Comprehensive Review of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
    Lectures given: Soft tissue reconstruction of the upper extremity , Chicago (07/18/2014)

    DARPA Efforts: RE-NET; Hand Transplantation
    Conference , Neural Interfaces Conference , Dallas (07/25/2014)

    Double Arm Transplant
    Discussion , Panel , Denver (05/28/2014)
    The Association of Surgical Technologists

    Dupuytren’s-Xiaflex vs Everything else
    Panel (04/26/2014)

    The Mangled Hand
    Tri-City Hand Meeting , Baltimore (04/26/2014)

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